Land Hermit Crabs!

| Jun 14, 2017

Land Hermit Crabs!

Land hermit crabs are highly gregarious (habitually living in or moving in flocks or herds) and social creatures.  They really aren't "hermits" at all, aside from simply carrying their homes with them on their backs!  They should be kept in groups whenever possible to encourage natural behavior patterns and normal dispositions.  In captivity, these crabs
hermit crab land specialty can live anywhere between 1 year up to 20 years depending on level of care and type of habitat and diet.  Hermit crabs can be very rewarding to watch and care for, as well as being a wonderful learning experience about the environment and their local ecosystems!  

Variety is the spice of life for hermit crabs! They actually need to be stimulated by visual and tactile sensations (new things to chew and climb on, new things to explore and look at) as well as scents often.  
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They like to climb and burrow, and they like a wide variety of food offerings.  Don't forget a vast array of shells for the crabs to choose from!  

Fun Fact:  Land Hermit Crabs do not have a spine (thus their division as an "invertebrate") but they do have 10 jointed legs and two large claws for eating!  


Hermit crabs can provide a great learning experience for children with proper care and supervision.  These cute little guys are quite popular for their ease of care and interesting behavioral characteristics.  They vocalize, sometimes to you and to each other, which is a surprise to hear for those unfamiliar with the distinctive low-resonant vibrato of land hermit crab chatter.  Whether a beginner pet parent or in a noise or space restricted home, a land hermit crab can be a wonderful addition to any family!  
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Right now at Uncle Bill's Pet Centers, you can get a Hermit Crab and Kit for just $34.99 or Specialty Hermit Crabs for 2 for $15.00 until July 10th!  







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